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Substitute Senate Bill No. 576

Special Act No. 02-9

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Stamford a parcel of land located in the city of Stamford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 14. 6 acres, and is identified as the parcel shown as "Release Area" on a map entitled "Town of Stamford, Map Showing Land Released to, by The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Ct. Route 15 at Riverbank Road, Scale 1"=100', May, 2000, James F. Byrnes Jr. , P. E. , Chief Engineer - Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations". The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The Commissioner of Transportation shall convey said parcel of land to the city of Stamford subject to the condition that the city of Stamford grant a permanent conservation easement to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to preserve the entire parcel in perpetuity in its natural, scenic and open condition for the protection of natural resources while allowing for recreation consistent with such protection.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 2. Section 7 of special act 99-17 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall convey to the town of Hebron three parcels of land located in the town of Hebron and known as the Johnson Farm Parcel, [at a cost equal to forty per cent of the fair market value of said parcels,] upon (A) acquisition by said commissioner of said parcels from Vision Housing, Inc. , and (B) approval [in Regional School District Number 8 of a referendum question on the construction of a new high school in the town of Hebron for said school district] by the town of Hebron in accordance with the provisions of any charter, home rule ordinance or special act for said town. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall not be required to complete the acquisition of said parcels from Vision Housing, Inc. until the town of Hebron approves the conveyance of said parcels from the commissioner.

(2) The conveyance of said parcels of land by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to the town of Hebron shall be made at a cost equal to forty per cent of the fair market value of said parcels minus the amount of any delinquent property taxes levied by the town of Hebron against said parcels on or before the effective date of this section. In order to determine the fair market value of the parcels, both the state of Connecticut and the town of Hebron shall, at their own expense, obtain independent appraisals for the parcels. The state and the town of Hebron shall use such appraisals to negotiate the final fair market value of the parcels. If the state and the town of Hebron fail to reach an agreement on the fair market value, a third independent appraisal shall be completed by an appraiser jointly selected by the state and the town of Hebron, the cost of which shall be paid equally by both the state and the town of Hebron. Such third appraisal shall serve to determine the fair market value of the property.

[(2)] (3) Said parcels of land have a total acreage of approximately 65. 301 acres and are further described as follows:

First Parcel: A certain piece or parcel of land with all improvements and appurtenances thereto situated in the town of Hebron, County of Tolland and State of Connecticut consisting of approximately 30. 30 acres and shown as Parcel B on a certain map entitled "Property of Reuben H. & Lydia Y. Bosley, Scale 1" = 100', Date 05-28-81", which map was prepared by Megson & Heagle, Civil Engineers & Land Surveyors, Glastonbury, Conn. , and which map is on file in the Hebron Town Clerk's Office in Volume 10, Page 22.

Second Parcel: A certain piece or parcel of land with all improvements and appurtenances thereto situated in the town of Hebron, County of Tolland and State of Connecticut consisting of approximately 25. 001 acres and shown as Parcel B on a certain map entitled "Plan Prepared for H. H. C. D. C. , Scale 1" = 100', Date 07-23-90", which map was prepared by Fuss & O'Neill, Consulting Engineers, Manchester, Connecticut, and which map is on file in the Hebron Town Clerk's Office in Volume 16, Page 56.

Third Parcel: A certain piece or parcel of land with all improvements and appurtenances thereto situated in the town of Hebron, County of Tolland and State of Connecticut consisting of approximately 10. 00 acres and shown as Parcel C on a certain map entitled "Sorghum Hill Farms - Property of Lina Lucarelli & Joseph L. Alberti, Scale 1" = 100', Date 10-74", which was prepared by Griswold & Fuss, Consulting Engineers and Surveyors, Manchester, Connecticut, and which map is on file in the Hebron Town Clerk's Office in Volume 5, Page 76.

(4) The conveyance shall be subject to (A) the dismissal and waiver of all tax liens currently held against the property by the town of Hebron, and (B) the approval of the State Properties Review Board. The conveyance of said parcels to the town of Hebron shall also include any liens, debts or encumbrances, if any, which may exist on said parcels. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall provide an accounting of such liens, debts or encumbrances, if any, to the town of Hebron prior to the conveyance of said parcels. The town of Hebron shall hold the state of Connecticut harmless with regard to any and all existing or potential environmental issues with regard to said parcels.

(b) The town of Hebron shall [convey or lease said parcels of land to Regional School District Number 8, which shall use said parcels of land for the construction of a new high school for said school district. If the town of Hebron does not convey or lease said parcels to said school district, the parcels shall revert to the state of Connecticut. If the town of Hebron conveys said parcels to said school district and the school district does not use the parcels for said purposes, the parcels shall revert to the town of Hebron and then to the state of Connecticut. If the town of Hebron leases said parcels to said school district and the school district does not use the parcels for said purposes, the lease shall terminate, and the parcels shall revert to the state of Connecticut] use said parcels for open space, recreational or public safety purposes. If the town of Hebron (1) does not use said parcels for any of said purposes, (2) does not retain ownership of all of said parcels, or (3) leases all or any portion of said parcels, the parcels shall revert to the state of Connecticut. In the case of any reversion of said parcels to the state under this subsection, the state shall refund to the town of Hebron the amount paid by the town for said parcels under subsection (a) of this section.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Economic and Community Development. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 3. Subsection (a) of section 6 of special act 01-6 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Old Lyme two parcels of land located in the town of Old Lyme, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are described as follows: (1) Lot 52 on town of Old Lyme Tax Assessor's Map 43, which parcel has an area of approximately 1. 23 acres, and (2) Lot [5] 51 on town of Old Lyme Tax Assessor's Map 48, which parcel has an area of approximately 1. 23 acres. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

Sec. 4. (Effective from passage) The state of Connecticut, acting through the State Treasurer, is authorized to execute and deliver to the United States of America, without consideration, a quit claim deed releasing any right or restriction retained in a quit claim deed dated March 25, 1958, from the state of Connecticut to the United States of America, and recorded in the land records of the City of New London, County of New London and State of Connecticut in Volume 282, at Page 329, which quit claim deed was executed pursuant to Special Act No. 476 of the Special Acts of 1957.

Sec. 5. Section 3 of special act 01-6 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the Yantic Volunteer Fire Department the parcels of land located at [42, 44] 40 and 42 Franklin Road in the towns of Norwich and Franklin and 46 Franklin Road in the town of Franklin, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land have a total area of approximately . 58 acre. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to Leonard C. Reizfeld a parcel of land located in the town of Hamden, at a cost equal to the fair market value of said land, as determined by two separate appraisals. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 15,213 square feet and is identified as the parcel of land designated by the Department of Transportation as File No. 185-33-13A. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Chaplin a parcel of land located in the town of Chaplin, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 15. 9 acres and is identified as Lot 59(1) on town of Chaplin Tax Assessor's Map 75. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Chaplin shall use said parcel of land for open space and recreational purposes. If the town of Chaplin:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of East Hartford a parcel of land located on Lombardo and DePietro Drives in the town of East Hartford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 11. 4 acres and is identified as the parcel of land described in Department of Transportation File No. (42) 53-101-27D. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) Said parcel of land shall be conveyed to the town of East Hartford subject to an easement in favor of Pewter Pot Associates, LLC, and Donald Lombardo over and across said parcel, for purposes of ingress and egress to that parcel of real property abutting said parcel to the east, which parcel of real property is known as 244 Lombardo Drive (formerly known as 1215 ½ Silver Lane); along with an easement for the purpose of constructing and maintaining utilities for the benefit of and servicing 244 Lombardo Drive. In the event that 244 Lombardo Drive is subdivided in the future, these easements shall be used only for the benefit of one parcel of land, which shall be the parcel containing the family house and business structures, currently located on 244 Lombardo Drive. These easements shall be binding on the town of East Hartford, its successors and assigns and shall inure to the current owner of 244 Lombardo Drive and said owner's heirs, successors and assigns and shall run with the land. The location of these easements shall be in the same approximate location as the current driveway. The easement for ingress and egress shall be twenty-five feet in width. The easement for utilities shall be ten feet in width. The combined width of the two easements shall be no more than thirty-five feet in total.

(c) The town of East Hartford shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the town of East Hartford:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(d) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsections (b) and (c) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 9. Section 15 of special act 01-6, as amended by section 6 of public act 01-194, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The name of Morrissey Brook in the [town] towns of Sherman and New Milford shall be changed to Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook.

Sec. 10. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Wethersfield a parcel of land located at the intersection of Interstate Route 91 and Middletown Avenue in the town of Wethersfield, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 05 acres and is further identified as the parcel of land designated by the Department of Transportation as File No. 118-68-10E. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Wethersfield shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the town of Wethersfield:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Public Works shall convey to 880 Post Road East, LLC, terminate and release the nonexclusive easement over the parcel of land located at 880 Post Road East in the town of Westport, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said easement is labeled as "Easement in Favor of the State of Connecticut" on a map entitled "Former State Police Barracks, Post Road East, Westport, CT" prepared by A & N Consulting Engineers, Inc. Said map is on file in the Westport town clerk's office as Map number 9384. Said easement was reserved to the State of Connecticut in the deed from the State of Connecticut to 880 Post Road East, LLC, dated December 23, 1999, and recorded in Volume 1747, Page 159 of the Westport land records. As a condition of such conveyance, 880 Post Road East, LLC simultaneously shall grant to the State of Connecticut a nonexclusive easement over the parcel of land located at 880 Post Road East in the town of Westport to certain adjoining land of the State of Connecticut for pedestrian and vehicular ingress and egress and utilities to and from the radio tower, and any replacement thereof, and adjacent building, and any replacement thereof, on such land of the State of Connecticut from the Sherwood Island Connector (CT Route 476). Said easement is labeled as "PROP. INGRESS/EGRESS EASEMENT IN FAVOR OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AREA = 8842±S. F. " on a map entitled "Easement Map State of Connecticut for Property located at 880 Post Road East, Westport, Connecticut" prepared by CCA LLC and dated November 21, 2001. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said easement not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Public Works. The easement shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. The Commissioner of Public Works shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Public Works shall convey to the city of Norwich or its assignee a parcel of land located on State Route 32 in the city of Norwich. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 5. 21 acres and is identified as Lot 19 in Block 12 on the city of Norwich Tax Assessor's Map 77. Said conveyance shall be made subject to a permanent easement and right of way in favor of the Department of Public Works to use, maintain and access an existing sewer line across said parcel of land. Said easement shall require the city of Norwich or its assignee to replace and repair the existing sewer line to specifications approved by the Commissioner of Public Works, at a cost not to exceed sixty thousand dollars, prior to or simultaneously with the use and development of the land for the purposes authorized in subsection (c) of this section. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) Said conveyance shall be made for a total cost equal to the sum of (1) the fair market value of said parcel of land, as determined by the average of two independent appraisals which the Commissioner of Public Works shall obtain, and (2) the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Such total cost shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works and the city of Norwich. The Commissioner of Public Works shall promptly transmit to the State Treasurer all moneys received from such conveyance for the fair market value of said parcel, as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, and may retain all moneys received from such conveyance for the administrative costs of making such conveyance, as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(c) The city of Norwich may use, sell, lease or exchange said parcel of land for economic development, municipal or recreational purposes. If the city of Norwich does not use, sell, lease or exchange said parcel for one of said purposes within three years, the city of Norwich shall sell the parcel back to the State of Connecticut for the same amount as the total cost paid by the city of Norwich under subsection (b) of this section.

(d) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Public Works. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (c) of this section. The Commissioner of Public Works shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Old Saybrook a parcel of land located in the town of Old Saybrook, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 9. 1 acres and is identified as Lot 3 on town Old Saybrook Tax Assessor's Map 45. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Old Saybrook shall use said parcel of land for recreational purposes. If the town of Old Saybrook:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 14. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Milford a parcel of land located in the city of Milford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 60,450 square feet and is identified as the parcel of land on the southerly side of U. S. Route 1, the easterly side of the Housatonic River and the westerly side of Rivercliff Drive. Said parcel of land shall be conveyed subject to such easements and restrictions agreed to by the Commissioner of Transportation and the city of Milford. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Milford shall use said parcel of land for the purposes of the Devon Revitalization Plan. If the city of Milford:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 15. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of Norwalk a parcel of land located in the city of Norwalk, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 2, 711 square feet and is identified as the parcel of land generally bounded northerly by Ann Street, easterly by city of Norwalk (Parcel 5 - South Maritime Parking Lot), southerly by Marshall Street and westerly by State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (Danbury Line - Railroad), as shown on a map entitled "Town of Norwalk, Map Showing Land Acquired From The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation By City of Norwalk," as prepared by Redniss & Mead and dated April 2, 2002. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of Norwalk shall use said parcel of land for parking purposes. If the city of Norwalk:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 16. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Trumbull two parcels of land located in the town of Trumbull, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, as follows: (1) A parcel of land having an area of approximately 2. 9 acres and identified as the same premises described in deeds recorded on the Trumbull Land Records at Volume 223, Pages 594 and 596, and Volume 239, Page 205, and (2) a parcel of land having an area of approximately . 99 acre and identified as the same premises described in a deed recorded on the Trumbull Land Records at Volume 801, Page 286. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Trumbull shall use the parcel of land described in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section for open space purposes and the parcel of land described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section for affordable housing purposes. If the town of Trumbull, in the case of either said parcel:

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 17. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Manchester a parcel of land located in the town of Manchester, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land is identified as the property declared excess by the Commissioner of Transportation that is located on the northerly and southerly sides of Routes U. S. 6 and 44 and the easterly side of Interstate Route 84 that is declared excess by the Commissioner of Transportation. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Manchester shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the town of Manchester:

(c) Said parcel of land shall be conveyed subject to such easements and other restrictions agreed to by the Commissioner of Transportation and the town of Manchester.

(d) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsections (b) and (c) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall grant to the Bridgeport Port Authority, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such grant and subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board, an easement described as follows:

All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land together with the improvements thereon, situated in the City of Bridgeport, County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut shown and designated as "Easement Parcel A 30392 sq. ft. (0. 70 acres)" on a certain map entitled "Easement Map Property of Wisvest Corp. Bridgeport, Connecticut" prepared by John Paul Garcia & Assoc. P. C. Engineers and Surveyors, dated 11/7/00, Scale 1" = 80', which Map is filed with the Town Clerk of the City of Bridgeport in Map Volume 53 at Page 96. Said Easement Parcel A is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at point which now forms the intersection of the southerly tip of the Permanent Easement Area with land of Wisvest-Connecticut, LLC, and running thence along the boundary between land of the State of Connecticut and land of Wisvest-Connecticut, LLC, a distance of 173. 95 feet on a curve to the right having a radius of 602. 74 feet to a point, and South 70 degrees 36' 33" West 6. 12 feet to a point; thence through land of the State of Connecticut North 06 degrees 36' 00" West 559. 38 feet to a point, North 03 degrees 43' 35" West 98. 30 feet to a point, North 07 degrees 36' 19" West 236. 58 feet to a point, and North 12 degrees 11' 32" East 87. 50 feet to a point in the westerly boundary of land of the Bridgeport Port Authority; thence along the westerly boundary of said land of the Bridgeport Port Authority, South 07 degrees 50' 34" East 87. 57 feet to a point, and South 07 degrees 36' 19" East 194. 88 feet to a point which forms the intersection of land of the State of Connecticut with land of the Bridgeport Port Authority and land of Wisvest-Connecticut, LLC; thence along the westerly boundary of said land of Wisvest-Connecticut, LLC, South 07 degrees 36' 19" East 37. 48 feet to a point; thence through land of the State of Connecticut South 03 degrees E 43' 35" East 98. 56 feet, and South 06 degrees 36' 00" East 561. 40 feet to a point, and thence a distance of 173. 03 feet on a curve to the right having a radius of 457. 03 feet to the point or place of beginning.

Said easement is also shown and designated as "Permanent Easement Area 30392+/- sq. ft. (0. 70± acres) on that certain map entitled "Compilation Plan Town of Bridgeport Map Showing Easement Granted to Bridgeport Port Authority by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation between I-95 & Main Street," dated August 28, 2001, Scale 1" = 40', James F. Byrnes, Jr. , P. E. , Transportation Chief Engineer, Bureau of Engineering and Highway Operations, which map is on file with the office of the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of said grant not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a grant under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such grant.

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall convey to the town of Union a parcel of land located on the easterly side of Connecticut Route 171 in the town of Union, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 4. 59 acres and is identified as the parcel of land that is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point located in the Easterly line of Connecticut Route 171, which point marks the Westerly corner of the herein described premises and the Northerly corner of property now or formerly of Glenn A. Tiziani;

Thence running S57°35'02"E along said Tiziani a distance of 402. 57 feet, more or less, to a point;

Thence turning and running N25°56'21"E along land now or formerly of the State of Connecticut a distance of 825. 56 feet, more or less, to a point;

Thence turning and running N89°48'07"W along land now or formerly of Gnazzo Family LLC a distance of 228. 67 feet, more or less, to a point marked by an iron pin;

Thence turning and running S27°30'12"W along land now or formerly of the Union Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. and the Town of Union, in part by each, in all a distance of 500. 21 feet to a point marked by a concrete monument;

Thence turning and running N57°35'02" W along land now or formerly of said Town of Union a distance of 181. 53 feet to a point marked by a concrete monument;

Thence turning and running S25°56'21"W along the Easterly street line of Connecticut Route 171 a distance of 201. 28 feet to a point marked by an iron pin said pin marking the point and place of beginning.

The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Union shall use said parcel of land for municipal, parking, volunteer fire department or recreational purposes. If the town of Union:

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Environmental Protection. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 20. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of East Granby a parcel of land located in the town of East Granby, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, upon acquisition of said parcel by said commissioner. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 1. 1 acres and is identified as approximately one-half of Parcel 6 on Town of East Granby Tax Assessor's Map 11. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of East Granby shall use said parcel of land for open space and recreational purposes. If the town of East Granby:

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 21. Section 1 of public act 95-127 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, the commissioner of mental health shall convey to the city of Middletown, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board and at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance, a parcel of land located on the Connecticut Valley Hospital campus in the city of Middletown, which parcel has an area of approximately 9. 0 acres and is identified as Lot 35 in Block 30-6 on city of Middletown Tax Assessors Map 42, excluding the portion of said lot on which Holmes Road and twelve dwellings are located.

(b) (1) The city of Middletown (A) shall use said parcel of land for multipurpose athletic facilities, or (B) may exchange said parcel of land, except for a ninety foot wide buffer on the portion of the parcel abutting the William Johnston State of Connecticut Veterans Cemetery, for another parcel of land, provided the area and value of such other parcel of land are not less than the area and value of the parcel of land conveyed by the state to the city of Middletown under this section. If [said parcel is not used for said purposes] the parcel of land conveyed by the state to the city of Middletown under this section is neither used for multipurpose athletic facilities nor exchanged in accordance with the provisions of this subsection, it shall revert to the state of Connecticut. (2) If the city of Middletown exchanges said parcels of land under subparagraph (B) of subdivision (1) of this subsection, said city shall use the parcel of land that it receives in the exchange for multipurpose athletic facilities or open space. If said city does not use said parcel for said purposes, the city shall convey said parcel to the state.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the department of mental health. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The state treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, and the commissioner of mental health shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Approved June 7, 2002